ESS PROGRAM—Burnaby/New West

CAVE (Career and Vocational Exploration) Youth Program

Job readiness and essential skills training program for youth

Duration:

  • Four weeks job readiness and essential skills training
  • Up to 12 weeks of work experience

Services/Programs:

  • Job readiness and essential skills training
  • Work experience with wage subsidy

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Youth (15-29 years, inclusive)

Location(s):

  • Burnaby

Contact:

Douglas College, email or 604-438-3045

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YMCA Experience Works

Job readiness training program for eligible older workers

Duration:

  • Six weeks job readiness training
  • 12 weeks job placement support

Services/Programs:

  • Job readiness training
  • Basic computer training
  • Short-term certificate training
  • Job placement and follow-up support as needed

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Older workers (45 years and up)

Location(s):

  • Burnaby

Contact:

YMCA of Greater Vancouver, email or 604-685-8066

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YMCA Youth Breakthrough to Employment and Training (YMCA Youth Beat)

Job readiness and skills training program for eligible youth with mental health challenges

Duration:

  • Five weeks job readiness training
  • 12 weeks supported work placements
  • Three month follow-up support and mentoring

Services/Programs:

  • Confidence-building and employability skills training
  • Short term certificate training
  • Supported work placements with wage subsidy

 Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Youth (15-29 years, inclusive)

 Location(s):

  •  Burnaby

Contact:

YMCA of Greater Vancouver, email or 604-685-8066

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Youth Business Innovative Idea Start-up’s Program

Provides personalized support to youth to develop and pursue self-employment or entrepreneurship goals

Duration:

  • 12 weeks entrepreneurial skills training
  • 12 weeks follow-up and support

Services/Programs:

  • Workshops focused on business development, management and leadership skills
  • Network and support services including mentoring and business coaching

 Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Youth (15-29 years, inclusive)

Location(s):

  • Burnaby

Contact:

S.U.C.C.E.S.S., email or 604-408-7274 ext. 2043 & 2041

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Introduction to Culinary Skills

Helps eligible Lower Mainland residents secure entry level employment as cooks, prep/line cooks or kitchen helpers in the hospitality and restaurant sectors.

Duration:

  • 24 weeks

Services/Programs:

  • Customized essential and employability skills training
  • Core culinary courses
  • Practicum with local employers

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Lower Mainland residents

Location(s):

  • Burnaby and New Westminster

Contact:

Industry Training Authority (Vancouver Community College) or myue@vcc.ca

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Youth Employment Connect (YEC)

Youth receive training to support access to employment in the retail, hospitality and accommodation sectors

Duration:

  • Four weeks job readiness training
  • 10 weeks job search support
  • 12 weeks follow-up support

Services/Programs:

  • Vocational training
  • Job maintenance
  • Networking and mentoring
  • Job placement support

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Youth (15-29 years, inclusive)

Location(s):

  • Burnaby

Contact:

S.U.C.C.E.S.S., email or 604-468-6007

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Bridging to Trades

Introduces eligible Indigenous persons to trades exploration courses and related essential skills

Duration:

  • 12 weeks

Services/Programs:

  • Trades exploration
  • Essential skills
  • Employment readiness training
  • Short term industry certificates

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Indigenous persons

Location(s):

  • All regions (mobile training)

Contact:

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology or email

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